Ghost Towns of Australia
by George Farwell
Rigby Limited, 1966, ISBN 0727000152, colour and black and white photographs throughout, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription to front end-paper, (see photographs)
"In this lavishly illustrated new edition of his famous book, George Farwell describes his visits to ghost towns in many parts of Australia. He compares their present appearance with their bright, busy past, and with nostalgic affection and many touches of humour he records conversations with old inhabitants and anecdotes of bygone days. Throughout his text one feels the strangeness of these deserted towns, although the sunbleached timbers and crumbling masonry all seem to have stories to tell."